It seems that North Korean weightlifters, who have been unable to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics, are trying to compete in the world championships.토토사이트

The preliminary list of participants for the World Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in September, released by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on the 8th, included 16 North Korean athletes.

To participate in the World Championships in Riyadh, which will be held from September 4 to 17, preliminary entries must be registered by July 5, and final entries must be resubmitted by the Weightlifting Federation later.

First of all, North Korea’s men’s 55kg class Bang Eun-cheol, 61kg class Park Myung-jin and Kim Jong-guk, 67kg class Ri Won-ju, 73kg class Park Jeong-ju, 73kg class Ok Geum-taek, 81kg class Ri Cheong-seong, 89kg class Ro Kwang-ryeol, women’s 49kg class Lee Seong-geum, Kang Hyeon-kyung and Ri Su-yeon in the 55kg class, Kim Il-gyeong in the 59kg class, Lim Eun-sim in the 64kg class, Seong Guk-hyang and Lee Seok in the 71kg class, and Jung Chun-hee in the 76kg class were registered as preliminary entries.

If North Korean weightlifters compete at the Riyadh World Championships, they will return to the international competition after 3 years and 7 months since December 2019.

However, the actual participation is unclear. North Korean weightlifters were also on the roster for the IWF Grand Prix held in Havana, Cuba last month, but ultimately did not participate.

North Korea has been unable to participate in the Olympics as it has not participated in the Havana Games, which it had to participate in to qualify for the Paris Olympics according to IWF regulations.

North Korea is not accepting the ever-strengthening ‘international standards of doping control’.

In order to compete in international weightlifting competitions, the athlete’s ‘whereabouts information for unannounced inspection’ (ADAMS) must be registered at least two months prior to the competition.

The ADAMS registration deadline for larger sporting events such as the World Championships and the Olympics is ‘three months prior to the start’.

“The North Korean Weightlifting Federation provided essential whereabouts information for the North Korean athlete,” the IWF said.

It was also emphasized that it was a meaningful change that North Korean athletes entered information on whereabouts that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Testing Agency (ITA) could look into.

However, if North Korea does not allow entry for an unannounced inspection by international doping control officers, the meaning of the ADAMS input disappears.

Since 2020, when North Korea controlled its borders in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), international doping control officers have been denied entry.

For more than three years, North Korean athletes have pointed out that they have not been tested for doping, and there are also strong voices opposing the return of North Korean weightlifting to the international stage.

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